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PhotoJojo’s iPhone Lens Dial gives some retro spunk to your 4/4S camera

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Cameraphone buffs listen up. If you’re eager to snap some quirky hipster photos with your iPhone’s 5MP or 8MP sharpshooter and happen to have $249 bucks lying around this just might interest you.

PhotoJojo offers a three lens dial case for your iPhone 4 or 4S that gives you three cool shooting modes – Wide Angle, Fisheye and Telephoto. It has three coated glass lenses and it’s made out of aircraft-grade aluminum case. Read more »

Nikon D800 image leaks, said to have a 36 megapixel sensor

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Three years after the Nikon D700 was launched, it seems Nikon is finally going to launch a successor. What you see below is supposedly the upcoming Nikon D800, leaked by the folks at Nikon Rumors.

According to the purported specifications, the D800 will have a 36 megapixel sensor. That is 7,360 x 4,912 and thrice the resolution of the D700′s 12.1 megapixel sensor. This comes across as a rather strange move as I thought we had finally gone past the megapixel craze and were concentrating more on the low-light performance, something high resolution sensors are not very good at (unless they are appropriately large in physical size). Read more »

Panasonic announces LUMIX DMC-GX1 and LUMIX DMC-3D1, priced at $700 and $500 respectively

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Panasonic has announced two new cameras, the LUMIX DMC-GX1, which is their latest Micro Four Thirds camera and the LUMIX DMC-3D1, which is a point and shoot 3D camera.

The LUMIX DMC-GX1 features a 16.01 megapixel Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine and is capable of shooting at ISO 12,800. It uses a contrast auto-focus system, which is more accurate than a phase difference system. The auto-focus system is also really fast and is claimed to focus in just 0.09 second. Read more »

RED announces the $9,750 SCARLET, shoots 4K RAW video and 5K still images

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Just when Canon’s parade was starting, here comes RED with the rain. The new SCARLET has just been announced and it costs nearly half of what the C300 does while at the same time managing to record 4K resolution 30fps RAW footage and 5K still images.

The size advantage of C300 has also been taken care of by the SCARLET. Although RED does not mention the actual dimensions on their site, hands-on pictures make it clear that the SCARLET is more or less the same size as the C300 and designed for hand-held usage like its big brother RED EPIC. Read more »

Canon showcases upcoming EOS Movie DSLR, will do 4K resolution video at 24fps

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More news from Canon. Continuing their assault on the professional video camera segment, Canon has showcased an upcoming and yet to be named EOS Movie DSLR.

The highlight of this camera is its full frame 35-mm sensor that can record 4K resolution videos at 24 fps in Motion-JPEG format. It was shown off with a new EF 50 lens and the gigantic Cine 24 lens you see above that even dwarfs the already large camera. Read more »

Canon announces C300 professional video camera, prices it at $20,000

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Canon has been making professional still cameras for a long time now but it is yet to enter the world of professional video camera, dominated by the likes of Arri and RED. But that’s history now with the announcement of the $20,000 Canon C300, Canon’s first professional video camera announced today at an event in the mecca of movies, Hollywood.

The two main features of the C300 according to Canon are the high video quality and the compact size of the camera. At 5.2 (w) x 7.0 (h) x 6.7 (d) inches, the C300 is one of the smallest professional video cameras around, making it possible to be used in tight spaces giving the director more room to be creative. Read more »

GoPro HD Hero2 released, brings twice the processing power of its predecessor

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Recently bought the original GoPro HD Hero? Kept the receipt, did you? The HD Hero2 has now launched and boy does it bring some nice upgrades.

For starters, the new HD Hero2 boasts improved lens, which GoPro says, is two times sharper than that of the original HD Hero. And that’s just the start. Read more »

Lytro is the world’s first light field camera, lets you focus on any part of the image AFTER it’s captured

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Lytro is the world’s first light field camera. Light field is the amount of light travelling in every direction through every point in space. Light field contains a lot more information than traditional light captured by regular cameras, especially pertaining to the placement of objects emitting that light and their distance from the camera.

Traditional cameras capture light and color but light field cameras also captures vector direction of the rays of light. This extra bit of information, combined with the special light field sensor and the powerful software, let’s the camera know the position of the objects in the frame, which is what lets it perform its magic trick, focus selectively on objects AFTER they are captured by the camera. Read more »

Here’s a nifty 1080p shootout between the iPhone 4S and a Canon 5d MKII DSLR, camcorder geeks rejoice

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With the hype circling around Siri there hasn’t been much talk of the new iPhone’s 8 MP camera and especially the bumped up 1080p video recording.

Let’s get down to it – an enthusiast decided to pit the iPhone 4S against the immensely popular among film makers Canon 5d MkII. The discipline of choice was video recording and the result is pretty damn interesting. Read more »

Canon announces EOS-1D X digital SLR camera, packs in everything except the kitchen sink

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Canon has just raised the stakes in the DSLR game with the announcement of their new flagship EOS-1D X camera, the ‘X’ part being the Roman numeral for 10 since it is their tenth generation EOS camera. This new monster DSLR comes with a full-frame 18 megapixel sensor. Canon has opted for a lower resolution sensor in favor of larger individual pixel size, which is now the largest on any Canon camera.

Other impressive stuff includes a new 61-point auto focus system, 252 zone metering, 12fps shooting in RAW (14fps in JPEG), ISO 204,800 and HD video recording. Read more »

Adobe MAX sees more clearly than ever with Photoshop’s new “unblur” feature [VIDEO]

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Adobe’s 2011 MAX event wowed the crowd with their developmental “unblur” feature.

Adobe software already sports some pretty impressive algorthim-based photo manipulation magic. First they gave us Content-aware scale, then Content-aware fill and now Unblur to sharpen shots that at the time, looked like you’d taken them whilst on a rollercoaster. Read more »

Nikon announces V1 and J1 mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, priced upwards of $650

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It seems Nikon has finally decided to join the mirrorless interchangeable lens bandwagon with the announcement of the Nikon V1 and J1 models. Both models feature a new CX-size 10.1 megapixel sensor with a 2.7x crop factor, 1080/30p video recording, 1200-fps slow motion capture mode, 3-inch LCD and an ISO range of 100-3200.

The J1 comes with a built-in flash, auto-noise reduction for videos, 73-point AF system, which Nikon claims is the fastest in the world, dual-core EXPEED processing engine and the ability to record videos for up to 29 minutes. Read more »

Ricoh announces GR Digital IV point and shoot, features a 28mm lens and image sensor-shift stabilization

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Ricoh has launched a new high-end point and shoot camera, called the GR Digital IV. This new camera features a 10 megapixel sensor and a 28mm/F1.9 lens, the latter is something you don’t often see on point and shoot cameras.

The GR Digital IV also adds an image-sensor shift type image stabilization, a first for the series. There is also a new Hybrid AF, which uses an external AF sensor with 190 AF points coupled with the conventional CCD contrast AF gives an auto-focus time of just 0.2 seconds, approximately half of the GR Digital III. Read more »

Canon announces hot-looking S100 and super-zooming SX40 compacts

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Today Canon introduced two exciting new additions to its lineup of cameras – the S100 enthusiast compact and the SX40 HS superzoom. Successor of the extremely popular Canon S95, the S100 aims to deliver image class-leading image quality, while remaining really pocket-friendly, while the SX40 HS impresses with its 35x zoom lens (yeap, you read that right).

Canon PowerShot S100, as goes the full name of the compact, is built around a large 1/1.7″ sensor of 12 megapixel resolution. It also packs ultra-wide (24mm in 35mm equivalent) and ultra-bright (F/2.0) lens, which is capable of zooming in 5 times to 120mm. Read more »

[IFA 2011]Samsung introduces 20 MP NX200 EVIL camera a MultiView compact and a superzoom

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Samsung introduced three new cameras at the start of this year’s IFA. We got the NX200 mirror-less camera with interchangeable lenses, the normal-to-wacky-in-3.5 MV800 compact and the WB750 superzoom.

We start with the most exciting of the bunch – the Samsung NX200. Not only is this the highest resolution camera in the EVIL (electronic viewfinder, interchangeable lenses) class with its 20.3 MP APS-C sensor, but it also packs a sweet sounding 3″ 614k-dot AMOLED screen on the back. Read more »